Illumicrate Collections: The Cruel Prince Unboxing

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Hi guys! Today I’m unboxing Illumicrate’s The Cruel Prince collection. I loved everything about this box, the items are all so unique and unlike anything I’ve seen in a subscription box before! I received this box as I’m a rep for Illumicrate, however this doesn’t affect my opinions of it. You can use my rep code BEC5 for 5% off new 3 or 6 month subscriptions! (Photos taken the day before I gave birth haha) Continue reading “Illumicrate Collections: The Cruel Prince Unboxing”

We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia // Spoiler-Free Review

finishedThank you to Harper360 for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Nandan’s got a plan to make his junior year perfect. He’s going to make sure all the parties are chill, he’s going to smooth things over with his ex, and he’s going to help his friend Dave get into the popular crowd—whether Dave wants to or not. The high school social scene might be complicated, but Nandan is sure he’s cracked the code.
Then, one night after a party, Dave and Nandan hook up, which was not part of the plan—especially because Nandan has never been into guys. Still, Dave’s cool, and Nandan’s willing to give it a shot, even if that means everyone starts to see him differently.
But while Dave takes to their new relationship with ease, Nandan’s completely out of his depth. And the more his anxiety grows about what his sexuality means for himself, his friends, and his social life, the more he wonders whether he can just take it all back. But is breaking up with the only person who’s ever really gotten him worth feeling “normal” again?

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MOST ANTICIPATED February 2020 YA RELEASES

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I’m only into the second month of this series and I already deeply regret my decision as my bank account is in tears. However, is it worth it? Totally. As I said in the previous part, these are 9 books I’m excited for in the upcoming month but I have a separate series featuring 2020 releases with LGBTQ+ characters so make sure to check that one out separately so I don’t repeat titles! (x) These are all either standalones or starts of series so make sue to check out all the sequels coming out this year! Also, let me know in the comments what your favourite read in January was! Continue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED February 2020 YA RELEASES”

2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART V

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As always, these are in order of release and if I have any information about the books wrong, please let me know in the comments! I also have a lot more books, featuring a lot more identities, written down and will add them as soon as covers are revealed! I hope, as always, you find something you love – and more importantly, a character you can see yourselves in. Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART V”

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding // Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel

Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters, Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year, Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.

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Wranglestone by Darren Charlton Spoiler-Free Review

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In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.
Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he’s forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.
But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.

Thank you to Stripes Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Continue reading “Wranglestone by Darren Charlton Spoiler-Free Review”

Books Written by Trans & Non-Binary Authors Part I

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In light of recent events with a certain author who will not be named, it’s important that as a book blogger, I shout about some books written by trans and non-binary authors. As I have a long list, I’ve decided to split each post into nine books. Here is a mix of YA, fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary (all released) and I hope you find something you like. Make sure to head over to the author’s social medias and show them some love and support! Continue reading “Books Written by Trans & Non-Binary Authors Part I”